GMWatch.org presented an encouraging study on organic cotton production in India. The study was conducted over the course of a two year time period during which an Indo-Swiss research team collected and compared agronomic data on 60 organic and conventional farms. As GMWatch reports, the study found that organic producers benefitted from:
- 40% lower costs for inputs
- 13-20% lower variable production costs
- A far lower need to take up loans
- Total labour inputs that were not significantly higher
- 4-6% higher average cotton yields
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